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  Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi History
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded October 1, 1998 at the University of California,
The “Sigma” in our name is meant to represent “sisters of,” making us the sisters
the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, and in Jewish tradition, the number 18 means chai
www.sigmaaepi.com /pages/about_us.html   (314 words)

  Sigma (letter) - Biocrawler
Sigma (upper case Σ, lower case σ, alternative ς) is the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet.
In early forms of Greek writing and in the Middle Ages, the "lunate sigma" that looks like the letter C was often used.
In a practice similar to faux Cyrillic, capital sigmas are sometimes used in place of Roman Es to give a Greek flavour to titles or text.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Sigma_%28letter%29   (195 words)

 Sigma Kappa Sorority
The spirit of Sigma Kappa is alive and especially important today.
Our name alone, by meaningful design, declares to the world that we are women bound together by a promise – to live as women with high moral fiber and strong character.
Your Sigma Kappa sisters are returning to their houses, lodges, and dormitories.
www.sigmakappa.org   (305 words)

 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal - Society Awards
The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal is awarded to the young engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following receipt of the baccalaureate degree.
In 1944, the Charles Russ Richards Award was similarly established as a joint award of Pi Tau Sigma and ASME to recognize the outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering by the enginering graduate within twenty to twenty-five years following graduation.
In 1973, Pi Tau Sigma and ASME entered into a new agreement which continued the existing awards and added the Gustus L. Larson Award to honor engineering graduates for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering between ten and twenty years after graduation.
www.asme.org /Governance/Honors/SocietyAwards/Pi_Tau_Sigma_Gold_Medal.cfm   (486 words)

The one letter that presents complications is lowercase sigma, which has a medial and a final variant (and the lunate sigma, which is used by papyrologists to obviate that distinction).
The modern form of the lowercase medial sigma dates from the 8th century (although it is anticipated in cursive form as early as the 1st) (Thompson 1912:189); but initially the medial form was used in all positions of the word.
The capital counterpart to the lunate sigma has long been advocated (Haralambous argues for it in 1999—§—and 2001—§3.1.) The formal proposal for the capital was made by the TLG in September 2002, and it was adopted in Unicode 4.0.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/letters.html   (4515 words)

 X Unit #17 Head Quarters- Biographies: Sigma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sigma ordered his men to take Zero back to the base so Dr. Cain could study him, and from then on, Sigma was noticeably meaner, gruffer, and quicker to anger.
X found that Sigma was behind this, and was spurred on with anger from the needless deaths of Techno and Middy that Sigma had helped cause.
Sigma is the main enemy in the Mega Man X series, so it's doubtful he'll be exiting it until the series is brought to a close.
ccc.1asphost.com /XUnitHQ/sigma.htm   (1382 words)

 SIGMA CHI | Beta Omega Chapter @ The University of Toronto - Ryerson
In essence, Sigma Chi offers new or returning brothers a means of support to help them adjust and excel in their studying which can often be demanding for university students.
Sigma Chi alumni are known to support their university and chapter after graduating.
Sigma Chi brings young men together who will be congenial, loyal and helpful to one another during some of the most exciting years of their lives - the university years.
www.sigmachi.ca /toronto/rush.html   (1729 words)

 What is Six Sigma Training Consulting by Quality Solutions Canada
Six Sigma is sweeping the nation as the results-oriented, business-changing tool that can be used for any type of business, in any state of management.
Six Sigma is a well-structured, data-driven methodology for eliminating defects, waste, or quality control problems of all kinds in manufacturing, service delivery, management, and other business activities.
Six Sigma methodology is based on the combination of well-established statistical quality control techniques.
www.qualitysolutions.ca /sixsigma.htm   (616 words)

 Sigma Kappa Sorority
Sigma Kappa is seeking your assistance in a national grassroots campaign of letter writing by all fraternities and sororities in support of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2005 (bill number H.R. 1548 in the House of Representatives and bill number S.713 in the Senate).
We are asking for you to take one hour of your time to draft a couple of letters to Congress in support of the bills, fax or e-mail those letters to Congress, and send a copy of the letters to national headquarters and our Washington lobbyist for us to track our efforts.
Please be sure to personalize this information in each letter you send – the letter is not ready to be mailed “as-is.” We encourage you to use chapter letterhead in drafting these letters for submission to Congress.
www.sigmakappa.org /events/default.asp?page=letter_campaign   (1130 words)

 Sigma Gamma Tau Home Page
Sigma Gamma Tau's collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who, by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold this high standard for the betterment of their profession.
The objectives of Sigma Gamma Tau, as stated in the preamble of the Society's national constitution, are: "to recognize and honor those individuals in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession.
The name of the society was selected by combining the Greek letter Sigma, indicating sum, with Gamma and Tau from the initial letters of the parent organizations.
www.engr.wichita.edu /ae/sgt/main.html   (478 words)

 Sigma Chi @ Oregon State University
Sigma Chi requires its chapters to be active members of IFC and to work closely with university administrations.
Each Sigma Chi initiation is the same, and because of this, the ceremony becomes the binding force which interlocks each member to the whole body.
It certainly is a comfortable feeling for any Sigma Chi to visit another university where Sigma Chi has a chapter and to have an immediate place to go for information or hospitality.
oregonstate.edu /groups/sigma-chi/faq.htm   (1168 words)

 Sigma Gamma Rho: motto of the youngest Black Greek-letter organization is "Greater Service, Greater Progress." - Black ...
The sorority's mission and purpose are reflected in its motto, "Greater service, greater progress." Like other Black Greek-letter organizations, Sigma Gamma Rho was born out of a strong desire to improve the Black community and an equally solid sense of indebtedness to the community.
Sigma Gamma Rho has supported philanthropic causes benefiting Africa as well, and is particularly proud of its five-years joint venture with Africare, an organization that provides developmental assistance to an increasing number of African countries.
One of the proudest moments for Sigma Gamma Rho came at its 1990 annual conference when the sorority unanimously voted to join the seven other Black Greek-letter organizations in abolishing pledging, a controversial initiation process used to test the loyalty of prospective members of Greek organizations.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n4_v46/ai_9329556   (733 words)

 Sigma - Company
SIGMA is the Greek letter equivalent to the English letter "S." In mathematics, it's a sign used to show the total sum.
For photographers everywhere, Sigma is the total sum of the research, development, manufacturing and service of the world's leading line of lenses and cameras.
In the Aizu Factory, Sigma maintains a successful open-space system to encourage closer cooperation among all divisions, and thus provide the flexibility it takes to adapt and respond to ever-changing technology.
www.sigmaphoto.com /company/company.asp   (389 words)

 Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. - 3 Sigma
The strength ratings on climbing gear are there to give you clear and conservative information, but the meanings of ratings given by different companies can vary depending on how manufacturers interpret their data.
From this data they also calculate the average deviation from the mean, called the "standard deviation," symbolized by the Greek letter sigma.
The Three Sigma standard tells us that only 2 in a batch of 1000 biners might not meet the 5700 lb rating.
www.bdel.com /about/3_sigma.php   (340 words)

 Six Sigma in Sight   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Named for the measure of variation that is key to the statistical analysis in the process--the Greek lowercase letter sigma ([sigma]) mathematically represents standard deviation--Six Sigma was invented at Motorola in 1987.
To implement Six Sigma, most companies begin with an executive summit, what Motorola calls a "leadership jumpstart event." Generally a two-day meeting facilitated by a consulting group or an insider who has been trained in Six Sigma, the meeting introduces senior leaders to Six Sigma and aligns its implementation with the company's business strategy.
Once Dow decided to embrace Six Sigma, human resources created a curriculum design team, which developed courses specifically on Six Sigma as well as segments on conflict resolution and conflict management to better prepare the selected employees for their new roles in leading and coaching teams through projects, Constantin says.
www.sixsigmaonline.org /six_sigma_news21.html   (2299 words)

 A letter from Sigma Chi - Opinion
The JHU chapter of Sigma Chi, from its inception, has prided itself on the diversity of its membership in terms of temperaments, talents and convictions, as well as races, creeds and ethnicities.
Since its founding two and a half years ago, Sigma Chi has initiated 27 non-white members and 40 white members, a ratio nearly identical to the student body as a whole.
Sigma Chi, despite how overwhelmed its brothers have been, has done everything it can to help our community heal.
www.jhunewsletter.com /home/news/2006/11/09/Opinion/A.Letter.From.Sigma.Chi-2453678.shtml   (851 words)

 Laudator Temporis Acti: Sigma
This is known as lunate sigma because its crescent shape resembles a half moon (the Latin word for moon is luna).
If lunate sigma irritates you, one way to escape from it would be to read or write only asigmatic (sigma-less) texts.
The sigma is neither charming nor pleasant and is very offensive when overused, for a hiss is considered to pertain more to the sound of a wild and irrational animal than to that of a rational being.
laudatortemporisacti.blogspot.com /2006/12/sigma.html   (474 words)

 Sigma Nu Fraternity: Arizona State University: History
The spiritual birth of Sigma Nu occurred when James Frank Hopkins first openly rebelled against the hazing at V.M.I. Hopkins is the principal Founder who conceived the idea of a brotherhood of honor, and he served as the Lt. Commander of the original Alpha Chapter.
Sigma Nu's beginning started on a blue-moonlit night in October 1868 when the three founders met at the limestone outcropping on the edge of the V.M.I. parade grounds, presumably following Bible study at Superintendent General Francis H. Smith's home.
The purpose of the honor code was to maintain high standards and to instill in all cadets the desire to conduct themselves according to the code of an honorable cadet, who neither lies, cheats, steals, nor tolerates those who do.
www.sigmanu-asu.org /history   (412 words)

 Algebra II: Probability - Math for Morons Like Us
Sigma notation is especially useful to know because you use it a lot in calculus when you find area under curves.
Σ, the Greek letter sigma (if you have an old browser that can't display Sigma, it looks like a mix between an E and a Z), can be used to simplify sequences of numbers.
For example, if you are making license plates with only 4 letters on them, and you can repeat the letters, you can take the first letter from 26 options, the same for the second, third, and fourth.
library.thinkquest.org /20991/alg2/prob.html   (903 words)

 PS&J Software Six Sigma FAQs
Elements of the Six Sigma Toolkit are applicable to elements all levels of organization process maturity and their use can help an organization move up the CMMI ladder more quickly.
Under some very general conditions, sigma is related to the probability that a data point is close to the data set average.
Since SPC is one of the core elements of the Six Sigma toolkit there is a strong correlation between the application of six sigma and a high maturity process.
www.softwaresixsigma.com /Home_FAQ.htm   (1527 words)

 Untitled Document
Unless you are in a context in which lunate sigma is distinguished from non-lunate sigma (for instance, a paleographical context), I would strongly recommend avoiding this character, because using it will cause normalization issues.
The lunate sigma problem is ultimately an issue with the positional shaping of the non-lunate sigma.
There are already normalization issues, of course, between the extended Greek characters and the basic Greek characters: for instance, one must normalize away the distinction between the basic Greek accented vowels and the extended Greek vowels with acute, though proper usage (NFC) prescribes the use of the former in exclusion to the latter.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/rourkesigma.html   (303 words)

 American Standard - Six Sigma
Six Sigma is a discipline for improving the quality of any product or process.
Its name comes from "Sigma," a letter of the Greek alphabet that has come to signify the ability to perform defect-free work.
The central idea behind Six Sigma is that you can systematically eliminate defects by measuring the number of defects in a process.
www.americanstandard.com /sixsigma_au.asp   (245 words)

 Robert E. Nolan Company, Management Consultants - Introduction to Six Sigma
Six Sigma methodologies are delivering positive results in the service sector and the popularity of the technique is expected to grow.
The objective of the Six Sigma methodology is to implement a measurement-based approach that focuses on improving processes and reducing process variation through Six Sigma projects.
In statistical nomenclature, the Greek letter sigma, is used to denote standard deviation, which is a measure of variance about the mean or average.
www.renolan.com /services/six_sigma_intro.htm   (1681 words)

 Hope College | Chi Phi Sigma Fraternity
The Arcadian Fraternity was founded in 1946 by a group of men striving to provide an opportunity for the men at Hope College to express themselves intellectually, socially and spiritually.
The second letter, Phi, stands for the Greek word Philia, meaning love or friendship.
The third letter, Sigma, is taken from the Greek word Sophia, which means wisdom.
www.hope.edu /student/organizations/greek/fraternities/arcadian/index.html   (151 words)

 NEWS! - Sigma postpones SD14 SLR
Sigma has posted a press release on their site announcing the postponement of the Sigma SD14 digital SLR until mid-March of 2007.
Written as a letter to Sigma customers, the announcement states that they have encountered a problem with the SD14 hardware, and "after careful investigation and many attempts at a solution, we have come to the conclusion that we need to make a hardware change to fix this issue completely."
All of us at Sigma regret very much that this will result in a delay in the availability of the SD14 until late February or early March 2007.
www.imaging-resource.com /NEWS/1165545963.html   (499 words)

 Is Six Sigma Training a useful business continuity aid?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Six Sigma is a process that ought to be considered for these disciplines, as it deals with process improvement.
The mathematical term sigma (Greek letter "s") defines a measure of variation, such as the amount of variance around the average value of a process.
Although Six Sigma is typically associated with large firms, with proper planning and follow-through it can be adapted to small to medium enterprises.
www.sixsigmaonline.org /six_sigma_article25.html   (1365 words)

 Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society
Eta Sigma Alpha shall encourage the development of an intellectual climate that will stimulate the exchange of ideas and ideals, foster scholarship, and promote academic excellence.
Eta Sigma Alpha is the first honor society established exclusively for homeschooled students.
Eta, the Greek letter that is shaped like an “h” and Sigma, the letter for “s” were chosen, along with Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
www.webspawner.com /users/etasigmaalphanationa   (977 words)

 Sorting It All Out : Every character has a story #8: U+03c2 (GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA)
The final sigma is a positional variant of sigma (U+03C3 Greek Small Letter Sigma, σ), such as also occurs in Hebrew and Arabic.
Don't know what the Unicode rules are, but the answer is no. The final sigma form is not used if the sigma is in a medial position in the word but at the end of the line (e.g., when it occurs at the point of hyphenation in a hyphenated word at line end).
Sigma with caron is used at least in dictionaries of the Tsakonian dialect.
blogs.msdn.com /michkap/archive/2005/03/31/404052.aspx   (1533 words)

 New Chapter
A letter from a full-time faculty member in your department, stating their commitment to serve as Faculty Advisor for a minimum of 3 years.
Your letter, petition, and list should be sent to the President of Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society, c/o the National Headquarters.
A letter from your Department Chair indicating that they do not have a faculty member willing to serve as Faculty Advisor for a Chapter at your institution, or they do not have a minimum of 5 eligible students per year.
www.phisigmasociety.org /Chapters/New_Chapter.html   (692 words)

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